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Welcome to the Albany High School Guidance Website! We are sincerely invested in helping all students reach their academic, social and emotional potential. This website is designed to provide current and up to date information on programming and services provided by the guidance department.
HESC announces FAFSA Award Letter Comparison Tool
HESC has launched a College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool to help college-bound students and families interpret their award letters and get the bottom line cost of each college before making their final decision.
Without a full understanding of the total costs, including which aid is grants that don’t have to be paid back and which are student loans, it may be difficult to choose the best college at an affordable price for a family.
The tool allows students and families to see side-by-side comparisons, highlights net costs and estimates the full two or four-year cost of each college.
If student loans are offered, the bottom line report will also recommend the potential income needed to comfortably pay student loans after graduation based on an occupation chosen by the
user. Click here to learn more.
Another Successful Year of FAFSA Completion Assistance!
Over 80 families received assistance in completing their student's financial aid forms. In the month of February and early March, the AHS Guidance Department in collaboration with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) and volunteers from local financial aid offices including, The College of Saint Rose, SUNY Albany, Siena and HVCC offered FREE FAFSA completion assistance. Our thanks to Lisa Simpson of HESC who helped to coordinate it and to all who volunteered their time to assist our families!
Click here to learn more about Financial Aid.
College Admissions Counselors share advice about college applications and more! Click here for expert advice.
College Fairs are a great success at AHS! Over 75 Colleges and Universities attended our fall College Fairs. Over 45% of the students who attended are considering applying to colleges they hadn't considered before.
On Tuesday, September 24th, Guidance Counselors met with the senior class to review the college application process and Naviance. Guidance Counselors will begin to meet individually with their students to develop a plan for college applications and set deadlines. Click here to view the presentation.
Are you a senior?
Have you taken your SAT or ACT?
If not, click here to register for the next SAT.
Click here to register for the ACT.
Attention Class of 2014!
On Tuesday, September 24, the Guidance Department met with all seniors to review the college application process. Individual meetings will be scheduled to discuss each student's specific plan and deadlines.
Click here to view the presentation guidance counselors gave when they met with students junior year.
To graduate from Albany High School, students must fulfill the requirements for a New York State (NYS) Regents diploma. Click here for the graduation requirements chart.
Clic aquí para obtener información acerca de la Universidad.
Welcome to the Latest College News! This brief newsletter is brought to you by the Guidance Department and is meant to provide you with up-to-the-minute developments about majors, concentrations, campus projects and other College and University updates. Click here to access the latest edition.
FREE SAT Prep for AHS Students
We are pleased to announce that students studying to take the SAT exam now have access to a free online prep program through Naviance. Log in to Naviance or see your School Counselor for more information.
Shhhh...Want to know the secret to SUCCESS in the 9th grade?
CLICK HERE to learn more about what you need to graduate!
Scheduling season has ended!
From January through March, Guidance Counselors met with their students to plan next year's schedule. After meeting with their counselors, students were given a copy of their course selections to review with their families. Click here to review the 2014-15 course offering book.
Congratulations Class of 2013!!!
Best of luck to you! Click here for a list of college acceptances for the Class of 2013.
Ready to Learn MORE about College?!
Let's begin with your college vocabulary. Learn the basic college terminology and then quiz yourself to see how much you remember!